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Agricultural Exports Are Important

Agricultural Exports Are Important

County Agent News
Dan Folske
December 5, 2016

Agricultural Exports Are Important

            Agricultural Exports are important to the general US economy, not just the
Ag economy. In spite of, or maybe because of our low commodity prices, 2016 has been a big export year for agriculture and the 2017 marketing year is also expected to be big. This USDA news release lays out some notable numbers.

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement on the forecast for U.S. agricultural exports in fiscal year 2017.

“U.S. farmers and ranchers continue to rise to the challenge of supplying the world with high-quality, American-grown products. At a projected $134 billion in 2017, U.S. farm exports continue to rally and remain on the record-setting pace of the past eight years. Since 2009, the United States has exported more than $1 trillion in agricultural products, far more than any other period in our history, thanks to the productivity and ingenuity of American farmers and ranchers, aided in part by the work of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service to arrange and support trade missions and of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to break down trade barriers.

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